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Keith Jackson
No. 88     
Tight End
Personal information
Date of birth: April 19, 1965 (1965-04-19) (age 44)
Place of birth: Little Rock, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Debuted in 1988 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 1996 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Receptions     441
Receiving Yards     5,283
Touchdowns     49
Stats at NFL.com
College Football Hall of Fame

Keith Jerome Jackson (born April 19, 1965 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a former professional American football tight end who played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1988-1991), Miami Dolphins (1992-1994), and Green Bay Packers (1995-1996).

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College career

Jackson played for the University of Oklahoma from 1984 to 1987, where he was nicknamed "Boomer Sooner". He assisted the Sooners to a 42-5-1 record in his four seasons and a national championship in 1985. He caught a total of 62 passes for 1,407 yards, at an average of 23.7 yards per catch, and was a College Football All-America Team selection in 1986 and 1987. In the 1986 Orange Bowl, the national championship, Jackson caught a 71-yard pass from Jamelle Holieway for a touchdown, which would be the first of two touchdowns in the Sooners' victory over Penn State. Jackson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001. He was later voted Offensive Player of the Century at OU. He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi.

Professional career

After being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1988, Jackson recorded 81 receptions for 869 yards, and 6 touchdowns in his first season, along with seven catches for 142 yards in the Eagles' only playoff game that year, and won the NFC Rookie of the Year award. The Eagles team record of 869 receiving yards in Jackson's rookie season was broken by DeSean Jackson in 2008, who also became the first rookie since Keith Jackson to lead the team in receptions.[1] The two are not related.

In his nine seasons, Jackson made the Pro Bowl six times (1988-1990, 1992-1993, 1996). In his final season, Jackson made 40 receptions for 505 yards and a career-high 10 touchdowns, assisting the Packers to a 13-3 record and a win in Super Bowl XXXI.

Jackson finished his career with 441 receptions for 5,283 yards and 49 touchdowns.

After football

Jackson is currently a color commentator on radio broadcasts for the Arkansas Razorbacks. His son, Keith Jackson, Jr., played defensive line at Arkansas and was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the 2007 NFL Draft. Jackson is not related to the ABC sportscaster of the same name.

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Preceded by
Lisa L. Ice
Jon L. Louis
Cheryl Miller
John C. Moffet
Dub W. Myers
Megan L. Neyer
Todays Top VI Award
Class of 1988
Regina K. Cavanaugh
Charles D. Cecil
Keith J. Jackson
Gordon C. Lockbaum
Mary T. Meagher
David Robinson
Succeeded by
Dylann Duncan
Suzanne T. McConnell
Betsy Mitchell
Anthony P. Phillips
Thomas K. Schlesinger
Mark M. Stepnoski
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